Sunday, August 28, 2022, 11am In-person and YouTube
Rev. Cathy Harrington, Interim Lead Minister and Rev. Claudia Jimenez, Minister of Faith Development
Bring a vial of water from a place (real or symbolic) that holds meaning to you so that we might mingle the waters of memories and hope in a shared communion of solidarity and peace.
In 1980, Carolyn McDade and Lucile Shuck Longview were asked to create a ritual for the Women and Religion Conference. They both shared “a vision for justice and the environment. The water symbolized the birth waters, the cycles of moon, tides and women, and all the waters of this small blue planet. The ceremony was also designed to demonstrate solidarity with women globally, as women the world over traditionally draw and carry water. Forty-two years after its creation, this meaningful ritual speaks to a deepening awareness of our solidarity with our siblings globally who lack the most basic and precious resources. It also speaks eloquently of our interdependence.